Mediterranean temporary ponds are life-giving oases
If you spot pools of water in an unusual place, in dry or sandy areas for example, it is likely to be a temporary pond. Although water is an ephemeral presence, it is vital to maintain Mediterranean temporary ponds as valuable oases of biodiversity.
Zambujo reCover: ecological restoration in the International Tagus Natural Park
Increasing the environmental value of the natural and semi-natural forest habitats of Zambujo, a Navigator property located in Idanha-a-Nova, in the heart of the International Tagus Natural Park, is the aim of the Zambujo reCover initiative, which will undertake the ecological restoration of an area equivalent to about 150 football pitches.
Red deer in the Serra da Lousã mountains: example of a reintroduction programme
In the 1990s, red deer were extinct in the central interior region of Portugal. In 2022, this region has a population of over 3,000 Cervus elaphus. Behind this change was a programme for the reintroduction of red deer in the Serra da Lousã mountains, which biologist Carlos Fonseca was involved in from the beginning.
Finding out about mushrooms at Quinta de São Francisco
Sheltered by the shade of the treetops, among the foliage that accumulates on the ground and even on dead trunks, there are over 50 species of mushrooms at Quinta de São Francisco. Discover some of these mycological wonders, some poisonous, some edible and others with a rather peculiar appearance, to say the least.
Identifying habitats and species in Navigator forests
The identification of new habitats and species in Navigator forests has been increasing steadily year on year, thanks to the implementation of the Annual Monitoring Programme. Find out how we carry out this work, which has already identified more than 240 species of fauna and 800 species and subspecies of flora, as well as multiple priority habitats for conservation.